The False Julii Cory Cat comes from the tributaries of larger river systems in South America. It is a peaceful bottom dwelling scavenger often mistaken for Corydoras julii. This species can be identified by a more defined, linear pattern of black dots upon its head and vertical banding upon its silver body.
The False Julii Cory Cat requires a well-planted aquarium with plenty of hiding places that provide relief from the light. A smooth sand or gravel substrate is needed because of the easily damaged barbels. They enjoy being in numbers, so a small school of six or more is ideal for these cats. A school of False Julii Cory Cats is sure to treat you to an energetic feeding frenzy during feeding.
Breeding the False Julii Cory Cat is generally achieved by keeping a number of these cats together and allowing them to pair off. After spawning, the breeding pair should be separated from the eggs, or the eggs transferred to another system. The fry become waterborne in approximately five days, at which time, they should be fed baby brine shrimp and crushed flake food.
The False Julii Cory Cat is omnivorous and will require a well-balanced diet including freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, sinking catfish pellets, flake food, frozen and live foods. Feed a quality flake and pellet food as well as frozen brine shrimp and live worms.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 3/4" to 1-1/4" Medium: 1-1/4" to 1-3/4"